CEET’s Rod Tucker wins GreenTouch 1000x award

Monday, 11 November 2013

CEET’s Laureate Professor Rod Tucker has been awarded the GreenTouch global consortium 1000x award for leadership in the creation, the organisation, and the promotion of the GreenTouch consortium and pioneering research contributions to the field of energy efficiency in telecommunications. The inaugural 1000x award was presented at the GreenTouch Members Meeting in Paris on Monday 4 November 2013.

Professor Rod Tucker, CEET Director stated, “The GreenTouch consortium has made tremendous progress over the past three and a half years, and is changing the way we think about energy and telecommunications. It has been an honour to be able to contribute to GreenTouch through CEET at the University of Melbourne.”

Dr Thierry Klein, Chairman of the GreenTouch Technical Committee said, “Rod Tucker is a true global leader and visionary in the drive for energy-efficient and sustainable computing and networking. Rod Tucker and researchers in CEET are critical to the success of GreenTouch".

CEET is a partnership between Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian State Government. CEET is the world’s first research centre exclusively dedicated to driving the creation of energy-efficient telecommunications on a global scale and a significant research provider to the global GreenTouch consortium

Since CEET launched in March 2011 Rod Tucker and the CEET research team have contributed to a number of GreenTouch committees and projects. Results from one of the projects were shown through the Universal Router Energy Model demonstration. The model measures the volume and characteristics of data flowing through routers in order to calculate the overall energy consumption across the network, importantly the model is able to differentiate between different types of traffic such as video and VoIP. The work demonstrated by CEET forms the basis of emerging international standards to reduce the carbon footprint of telecommunications industries.

The demonstration can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTaBwsxubYs&feature=youtu.be

About GreenTouch

GreenTouchTM is a global consortium of leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, academic and non-government research organisations dedicated to fundamentally transforming communications and data networks, including the Internet, and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks.

There are more than 300 members from 55 telco vendors, service providers, universities and research organisations. By 2015, GreenTouch’s goal is to deliver the architecture, specifications and roadmap — and demonstrate key components — needed to increase network energy efficiency by a factor of 1000 from 2010 levels.

CEET’s 2013 Annual Report has been recently released.

CEET acknowledges the support it receives from the Victorian Government